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2011 Africa CDMA Summit: Creating Strength Through Synergy



Wednesday, 25 May 2011
08:00 Registration and Coffee 
09:00 Welcome
Philip Chukwueke, Regional Director, Africa, CDMA Development Group (CDG)
09:10 CDMA2000 Worldwide and Regional Market Overview
Joe Lawrence, Vice President, Marketing, CDG

Executive Panel: Opportunities and Challenges for CDMA in Africa
Moderator: Robert Palitz, Managing Director, Caughill-Palitz International Ltd.
Ernest Ndukwe, Principal, Open Media
Maher Qubain, CEO and President, Starcomms
Sailesh Iyer, CEO, Visafone

11:00 Coffee Break - sponsored by Star Solutions
11:30 Device Aggregation and the Transition to the Open Market Strategy (OMH)
Matt Eichenberger, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm  
12:15 Lunch – sponsored by ZTE, presenting "Evaluating Options and Strategies"
Evaluating Options and Strategies 
13:30 Regulator Keynote Address
Bashir Idris, Director, NCC

Future Development of the CDMA Industry
Tiger Wu, Director, Huawei  

14:15 Addressing Challenges of Broadband Capacity and Rural Services
Jack Mar, CEO, Star Solutions

Managed Data Services (MDS) for CDMA Operators
Siddarth Dutta, Head, International Business, Falcon Interactive

15:15 Coffee Break - sponsored by Falcon Interactive
15:45 Success for African Operators with CDMA Communications
Muhammad Umair Yasir, Senior Manager, ZTE  
16:15 Capital / M&A: Key Metrics for Mobile Operators
Abiodun Ajayi, Vice President, Chapelhill
16:45 New Business Opportunities with CDMA450
Amirt Heer, International Business Development, Ericsson 
17:15 Close of Day One  
Cocktail Reception – sponsored by Huawei
Thursday, 26 May
08:30 Registration and Coffee 
09:00 Welcome Back
Philip Chukwueke, Regional Director, Africa, CDG
09:15 Regulatory Update
Elizabeth Migwalla, Director, Government Affairs, Africa, Qualcomm

CDMA2000 Roadmap

  1. 1X Advanced
  2. EV-DO Rev. B
  3. DO Advanced
    • Network Optimization
    • Smart Network Techniques
    • Enhanced Connection Management
    • Advanced Topology Networks  
  4. Devices Overview

Raheel Kamal, Sr. Director MEA, Qualcomm
Ali Zamiri, Director, Business Development, QCT

10:30 Coffee Break 
11:00 M2M
Dominique Friedl, Head of SSA Business Development, Sierra Wireless 
11:30 Network Infrastructure Sharing
Arnaldo Palamidessi, Head, MEA Business Unit, LCC International
12:00 Lunch – sponsored by LCC International and TASC Towers
13:30 Deploying Value Added Services with Managed Data Services (MDS) Platforms
Taron Mohan, CEO, Mobisoft
14:00 Authorized Test Lab (ATL) Forum
Laxmi Narayana, Senior Project Manager, Qualcomm
Debashis Roy, Manager, QZ Lab Telecom
14:30 Coffee Break 

Advances in CDMA Roaming

  • WorldMode™ Devices (GSM+CDMA2000 multimode/multiband devices)
  • Global Roaming Hub

Sara Schleutker, International Roaming Team, CDG


Technical Advances in CDMA2000

  • CDMA2000 Supplementary Revenue Services (USSD)
  • 3GPP2 update
  • MIN vs IMSI Selection
  • IPv4/IPv6 and MEID/EUIMID Transitions

Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo, Staff Engineer, Qualcomm  

15:40 Wrap Up 
Philip Chukwueke, Regional Director, Africa, CDG
16:00 Close of Conference